Chiropractic can help shoulder rehabilitation by providing a variety of treatments that aim to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore function. Some of the ways that chiropractic can help are:
Chiropractic adjustments: These are manual manipulations of the shoulder joint and the spine that can help correct misalignments, reduce inflammation, and restore normal movement. Chiropractic adjustments can also help relieve nerve compression and improve blood flow to the affected area1.
Soft tissue therapy: This is a type of massage that targets the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia around the shoulder joint. Soft tissue therapy can help release tension, break up scar tissue, and improve flexibility and range of motion.
Exercise training: This is a program that involves performing specific exercises that are designed to strengthen the muscles and soft tissues that support the shoulder joint. Exercise training can help improve posture, stability, and coordination, as well as prevent further injury and recurrence of pain.
Physical therapy modalities: In our office, we specifically use electric modalities to deliver therapeutic effects to the shoulder joint. Physical therapy modalities can help reduce pain, swelling, and stiffness, as well as stimulate tissue repair and regeneration.
Chiropractic care for shoulder rehabilitation is usually tailored to the individual needs and goals of each patient. Depending on the severity and cause of the shoulder pain, chiropractic care may be combined with other treatments, such as medication, injections, or surgery. Chiropractic care can also provide education and advice on how to prevent shoulder problems and maintain optimal shoulder health.